resist expanding so as to retain simplicity--manageability for 320 million people in 2016.
- Perhaps fortuitous—unintended even by the signers (70% of delegates to Philadelphia, 65% of the people's representatives, since one of thirteen states did not send delagates)
- Some dissenters wanted the States to govern
- Many dissenters wanted governance under theism
- Many state constitutions claimed reliance on English common law (Blackstone)
- Using the preamble to establish ACP
- Candid, intended iterative-collaboration by ACP
- Motivate officials to respond to ACP rather than opinion-based law and theism
- Set the example that would motivate the rest of We the People of the United States to join ACP
- Mutual, domestic accommodation
- Claims real-no-harm (RNH) civic morality
- RNH religions flourish in privacy.
- However, god-wars over civic morality become obsolete.
- Believers and non-believers flourish in the overarching civic culture
- The long standing Chapter XI Machiavellianism is broken--paraphrasing: priest-politician partnerships pick the people's pockets and believers support the priests as politicians come and go.
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